Author Archives: Angie Mason

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at amason@ydr.com or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1

Teachers turn to onlind fundraising for classroom items

Books, musical instruments and just run-of-the-mill classroom supplies are among the things teachers in the area need and are turning to online fundraising to get. Those items are among the requests made on DonorsChoose.org, a website that allows teachers to … Continue reading

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York City School Board: Just enough candidates on Nov. 3 ballot

What will the ballot for York City School Board look like Nov. 3? Technically, the race is not contested (there are just enough people on the ballot to fill all the seats). But there’s at least one write-in candidate trying … Continue reading

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Auditor General: Poorly performing schools should have gotten help

Several York County schools are among those that state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says should have received help from the education department based on their School Performance Profile scores. According to 2013-14 SPP scores, around 800 schools scored lower than … Continue reading

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Lincoln Charter School to mark International Walk to School Day

Wednesday is International Walk to School Day, and Lincoln Charter School is ready as usual. If you’re nearby, around 9 a.m., you’ll see students walking around the charter school’s neighborhood with parents, teachers and community leaders. The Lion Drum Line … Continue reading

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Starbucks helps York City students start the year off right

Starbucks teamed up with Communities in Schools to help make sure York City students have the supplies they need this school year. Crystal Mayers, manager of the Arsenal Road Starbucks, is in charge of community giving for the York region … Continue reading

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What do you know about the Constitution?

At Northern Middle School, kids have been hearing Constitutional trivia on the announcements each day this week, courtesy of teacher Ray Kunkel. At Red Lion Area High school, Garrett Bull gets his students using the Constitution as they play Constitutional … Continue reading

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Keep up with back-to-school news

It’s non-stop back-to-school madness these days. Keep up with all of our stories here! More to come in the next few days. When does school start, and what’s new in districts? New and improved Wallace Elementary School opens Teen computer … Continue reading

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Moody’s: Financial stresses cause districts, including York City, to see bond rating downgrades

A report from a credit rating agency outlines troubles faced by school districts around Pennsylvania, noting that York City is among those to have its bond rating downgraded in recent months. Here’s a look at what’s happened. ‘Unlikely to recovery … Continue reading

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Back-to-school shopping: What are you spending?

In most districts around York County, students will head back to school in less than a month. Have you started your shopping? Check out what the annual survey from the National Retail Federation has to say about the annual rite … Continue reading

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Report: Senate votes on rewrite of No Child Left Behind

From the Associated Press: “The Senate has voted to roll back significant parts of the much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law. The overhaul was approved by a 81-17 vote Thursday and now sets the stage for what could be … Continue reading

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